Wildlife in Yosemite grows during park closure

first_img“The bear population has quadrupled,” a park employee told the newspaper. “It’s not like they aren’t usually here, it’s that they usually hang back at the edges, or move in the shadows.” A park historian, Char Miller, told the Times that the park during shutdown is probably very similar to how it once appeared to visitors back in the 1800’s.  Things may be chaotic on planet earth, but President Trump has turned his sights skyward. On April 6, Trump signed an executive order that formally recognizes the rights of private interests to claim resources in space, PHYS.org reports.  The order builds on previous directives signed into law by the Trump administration. It states that “Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space, consistent with applicable law.” It also states that the U.S. does not view space as a “global commons.”  Lawson Hammock, a small hammock company in Raleigh, NC, announced major investment from two firms, Ethical Provision Ventures and Sherpa Collaborative. The partnership will help the 15-year-old company grow. Until now, Lawson Hammock has been run entirely by its founder, Wes Johnson. Trump signs executive order to mine the moon Wildlife in Yosemite grows during park closure NC hammock company secures big investment despite challenging economic times California’s Yosemite National Park closed its gates on March 20 in response to COVID-19. In the weeks since, wildlife in the park is booming, the Los Angeles Times reports. During the shutdown, only employees, essential workers, and those who own property inside the park and can show the deeds to their houses are allowed inside the park’s boundaries.  “Even through the last recession, the camping industry stayed pretty strong,” Johnson told SNEWS. “There are only so many things you can do for fun right now. Camping or even hanging out in your own backyard happens to be one of them.”last_img read more

Miner severely chopped by cutlass-wielding colleague

first_img– tells victim “a man send me to done you”A miner is now nursing several chop wounds about his hands and arms after he was brutally attacked and chopped by a co-worker who attempted to kill him after being allegedly contracted to do so.The injured man, identified as Mark Wilson called “Punter”, was at a creek in the Eroma backdam, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), on Sunday washing his clothing when he was attacked.Reports are that Wilson noticed the suspect, who hails from Ann’s Grove on the East Coast Demerara (ECD), watching his every move from a distance.The now injured miner told the police that after he completed washing and was walking back to his camp, the suspect confronted him with a cutlass.The alleged perpetrator reportedly told Wilson “a man send me to done you” and immediately started to fire chops at him.The man reacted instantly and barely managed to use both of his hands as shields to prevent being chopped to his head.However, the cutlass and the impact of the chops resulted in a number of gaping wounds on Wilson’s hands. Moments after the chopping incident, the suspect fled the scene.Wilson managed to make it back to his camp and notified persons there about what transpired. The police were immediately contacted and a manhunt was launched with the aim of arresting the suspect.After a short search, Police ranks were able to locate the suspect and he was taken into custody. He subsequently admitted to wounding Wilson.According to a police source, the suspect told investigators that he sold Wilson a quantity of ganja but he refused to pay.As such, the suspect claimed an altercation took place between them which led to Wilson being wounded in the process.Meanwhile, the badly injured and bleeding Wilson was rushed to the Aurora Mining Company’s location in the area where he was treated for his wounds and then air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for further treatment.According to the police, the 34-year-old suspect is currently in Police custody at the Aranka Police Station, Region Seven, pending charges.last_img read more